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 Dr Ronan Glynn, right, gave  Nphet members a  dressing down this week over the amount of times ‘Nphet sources’ are quoted in the media. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Spare a thought for the poor members of Nphet, many plucked from the groves of Academe or harvested from the higher echelons of the HSE and Civil Serv(...)

The late Tom O’Donnell with his wife Helen. Photograph: Jack McManus/ The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael Minister and MEP Tom O’Donnell has died aged 94. Mr O’Donnell died suddenly and peacefully on Thursday at his residence at Ballyshe(...)

The Cabinet has approved the drawdown of €1.5 billion from the State’s so-called rainy day fund for Budget 2021. The emergency fund was established(...)

Designed ‘To Settle Once and for All This Age-long Difference’: The Home Rule Bill — the Second Reading”, taken from the April 10th, 1920, edition of the Illustrated London News. Image: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive

With the foundation of Northern Ireland in May 1921, the partition of Ireland became a reality. It was in 1920, though, that the type of partition Ire(...)

Fans wathc a game at  Austin Stack Park from the wall around the stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

You’ve met this man. He is hitting maybe 80, wears the years the way a superhero wears a cape and with dark humour he tells you that Covid will be the(...)

Would a €9 pork chop be a suitably priced food offering to appease the hungry Covid gods? Photograph: iStock

If all goes well, the sun will set in November and the police can take their noses out of your pork chops. But there isn’t a great amount of confiden(...)

  PJ Sheehan

Born: March 17th, 1933 Died: August 10th, 2020 Paddy (PJ) Sheehan, a former Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, was a formidable political figure whose(...)

Séamus Woulfe:  His  conduct  is in question over his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Elected officials cannot make a finding of misbehaviour against a Supreme Court judge because of the constitutionally protected separation of powers b(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed the new powers due to be given to the gardaí will focus on tackling rogue hospitality operators rather than private house parties. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed the new powers due to be given to the gardaí will focus on tackling rogue hospitality operators rather than pri(...)

Spectacular view of Mullaghmore Head in Co Sligo. Many politicians are heading for the Wild Atlantic Way during their time off. Photograph: iStock

Flare-ups between politicians in the final hours before Dáil Éireann rises for the summer recess are par for the course, but there was an edge to exch(...)

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